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Woman run over and man thrown out of Mercedes in brutal car-jacking

By Jordan Reynolds | Birmingham | Crime | Published:

A woman was run over and a man thrown out of his Mercedes in a violent late afternoon car-jacking.

The scene after the car-jacking. Photo: SnapperSK

A group of masked men carried out the attack as the driver parked on a residential road in Birmingham on Wednesday.

The men attacked the driver and threw him out of the car before reversing the Mercedes into a woman stood on the pavement and leaving her seriously injured.

The incident happened as the man parked on the driveway of a semi-detached house in Boden Road, Hall Green, at around 5.30pm.

The scene was cordoned off late into the evening. Photo: SnapperSK

The woman was left with "multiple serious injuries," according to West Midlands Ambulance Service, and remains in hospital today.

Several bricks were knocked out of a wall in front of the house during the car-jacking and the scene was cordoned off for several hours in the aftermath of the attack.

So far no arrests have been made.

A West Midlands Police spokesman said: "Police were called to a car-jacking on Boden Road in the Hall Green area of Birmingham just after 5.30pm yesterday.

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"A group of masked men demanded the driver get out of a Mercedes, which he had parked on a driveway, before assaulting him and throwing him out of the car.

The scene after the car-jacking. Photo: SnapperSK

"As they reversed in the stolen car, they hit a woman pedestrian on the pavement.

"She was taken to hospital with serious injuries, where she remains today."

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Jamie Arrowsmith, spokesman for West Midlands Ambulance Service, added: "At 5.43pm we were called to an incident on Boden Road.

Boden Road after the car-jacking. Photo: SnapperSK

"Two ambulances attended the scene and on arrival discovered a woman who had been involved in a collision with a car.

"She was treated for multiple serious injuries and taken to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital on blue lights and sirens."

Anyone with information is asked to contact police via their website or by calling 101.

Alternatively Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111. Quote crime reference 20BE/216327Z/19.

Jordan Reynolds

By Jordan Reynolds
Reporter - @jreynolds_star

Senior reporter at the Express & Star.

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